But, as with so many things now, bloggers and vloggers being so in to scented candles and the likes has really rubbed off on me. It found me falling in love with one of the candles from Boots’ gift section (Fig noir and blackcurrant), hunting through TK Maxx for festive candles that didn’t smell… weird and, now, obsessing over trying out some of the Christmas themed offerings from Yankee.
When it comes to price and trying things out in volume the wax tarts seemed like the most sensible option but I haven’t had an oil burner for a good few years so this seemed like the perfect reason (excuse) to order a new, pretty one!
I got this for an absolute bargain £6.99 on eBay HERE – I was expecting to have to just settle for a normal style but when I found these metal work, shabby chic style ones I just fell in love.
Next was the decision of which of the Yankee tarts to order. There’s lots of sellers on eBay where you can pick a selection for a set price, etc, but that meant making decisions and I’m not good at those. Plus it also meant finding a seller that actually had all of the ones that I wanted. Unfortunately it seems some of the ones that I want to try and US only so that’s a shame.
In the end, when I remembered my Mum had signed us back up for Amazon Prime, I checked on there and I found these people selling a set of 10 random Christmas scented ones HERE and these are the ones that I got!
Kitchen spice and Home sweet home both have a rather cinnamon heavy smell to them so I may not be able to burn those because my Mum can’t stand cinnamon but when we get our own place maybe I can spice it up with those two.
A good experiment, though, as now I know that when I find one we like we’ll get a fantastic level of scent from it. I won’t be getting Christmas Rose again, though, just a little much for our sensitive nostrils.